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    Gould Collection

    Artist: Loretta Gould
    Location: Check-in hall

    Loretta Gould is a Mi’kmaq quilter and painter who loves bright, beautiful colours. A self-taught artist, she grew up in Waycobah First Nation, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She began painting in 2013 at the Friends United Art Gallery and has been painting ever since. For her, art is a way to express her spiritual feelings on canvas. Her dream is to share her art with the world.

    Loretta Gould’s collection of twenty-four paintings was installed at the airport in October 2022, in recognition of Mi’kmaq History Month. This permanent display on windows throughout the airport check-in hall features images of traditional Mi’kmaq culture. The semi-transparent material used to display the artwork allows the sun to shine through, and in the afternoon, the artwork creates colourful reflections throughout the space.

    The display reminds everyone that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded land of the Mi’kmaq people, by showcasing traditional Mi’kmaq art as soon as people enter Halifax Stanfield’s doors.

    Read the news release here.

    Visit Loretta Gould’s website here.


    United by our Clans


    Midnight Run


    Love our Medicine


    Surrounded by our Teachings


    A Path to our Teachings


    Teachings from my Mother


    Connected by our Creator


    Spirit of the Hunt


    Honoring our Teachings


    Dragonfly’s Life


    A Journey Through 13 Moons


    Moose Hunt


    Respect our Love


    Prayer for New Life


    Honouring our Natural Ways


    Our Way of Life


    Protecting our Ceremonies


    Carrying our Future


    Protect our Teachings


    Respect our Teachings


    Grandmother’s Prayer


    My Father’s Ways


    All our Relations


    Seal Hunter